Svenja Caspers

Svenja Caspers

ABSTRACT: DECODING THE ORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN BRAIN ACROSS THE SCALES

The human brain enables such diverse abilities such as language, action control, decision making, attention, memory or emotions and personality, some of which are thought to be uniquely human. Understanding the organization of the human brain on multiple levels, from single neurons and their axons to whole brain networks and large fiber bundles is one of the current challenges and fascinating endeavors of the 21st century. Integrative and encompassing knowledge of the healthy human brain and its normal variability is a crucial prerequisite for finally disentangling pathological alterations due to neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases, major burdens in modern society